NEW PUBLICATIONS

This new collection includes works for violin and piano by Finnish women composers 1886-1936 edited by Mirka Malmi & Tiina Karakorpi. Included are rich and expressive pieces written for concert use, as well as delightful salon pieces. There is also exciting information about these forgotten composers which are now brought to light: Agnes Tschetschulin, Ida Moberg, Minna von Knorring, Betzy Holmberg, Laura Netzel and Ingeborg von Bronsart. A CD by Alba Records is also available. 55011-719-8, € 26,90 Buy now.

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Robert Kajanus (1856-1933) was a highly influential Finnish conductor and composer. He studied in Helsinki and Germany, established the Helsinki Orchestra Society (later Helsinki Philharmonic) and its orchestra school, and was the orchestra's chief conductor for over 50 years. Kajanus is often remembered as a conductor, but he was indeed a skilled composer whose music is largely unknown. This Urtext volume, edited by Sebastian Silén, contains all of Kajanus's works for violin - his own instrument.
55011-723-5, 24,50 € Buy now

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Lasse Enersen is best known for his music for film and television (The Unknown Soldier, Omerta 6/12 and Tom of Finland). Enersen's chamber choir work "Agua Nocturna" won the Hymnia Waterworks composition contest in 2004. Set on Octavio Paz's dramatic poem of the same name, is an atmospheric work, solo cello adding to the mysterious ambience. The 6-minute piece's choir is divided into SSAATTBB.
55011-737-2, 5,90 € Buy now

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These delightful piano pieces are now available as downloadable and printable PDF editions:

FOR PIANO 2 HANDS:

Jenny Elfving:
-Berceuce for Märtha, 55016-602-8, € 5,90 Buy now
-Prelude, 55016-601-1, € 4,90 Buy now

Karl Flodin:
-2 Klaverstycken, 55016-625-7, € 5,90 Buy now
-Gavotte de Mona Lisa, 55016-624-0, € 5,90 Buy now
-Suite mignonne, 55016-623-3, € 7,90 Buy now
-Valse tendre, 55016-622-6, € 4,90 Buy now

Erik Fordell:
-Ilta kaislikossa, 55016-626-4, € 4,90 Buy now

Ilmari Hannikainen:
-Berceuse Op. 4/2, 55016-593-9, € 4,90 Buy now
-Virvatuli (Scherzo), 55016-591-5, € 5,90 Buy now
-Gavotte from the ballet Cinderella, 55016-592-2, € 4,90 Buy now

Heino Kaski:
-Ballade Op. 1/1, 55016-594-6, € 5,90 Buy now

Yrjö Kilpinen:
-Trauermarsch I, 55016-603-5, € 4,90 Buy now

Toivo Kuula:
-Barcarolle Op. 37/2, 55016-614-1, € 4,90 Buy now
-Nocturne Op. 26/4, 55016-615-8, € 5,90 Buy now
-Pastorale Op. 26/2, 55016-616-5, € 5,90 Buy now
-Piirileikki Op. 26/1, 55016-617-2, € 4,90 Buy now
-Virta venhettä vie Op. 37/1, 55016-618-9, € 5,90 Buy now

Taneli Kuusisto:
-Sonatina II, 55016-613-4, € 7,90 Buy now

Ernst Linko:
-3 Bagatelle Op. 13, 55016-605-9, € 5,90 Buy now
-Suite pour piano Op. 1, 55016-606-6, € 7,90 Buy now

Erkki Melartin: From the play "Sleeping Beauty"
-Overture, 55016-562-5, € 5,90 Buy now
-Menuetto, 55016-560-1, € 4,90 Buy now
-Dance of the Gnomes, 55016-564-9, € 4,90 Buy now
-Waltz, 55016-559-5, € 5,90 Buy now

Erkki Melartin:
-Stimmungen - 6 pieces for piano Op. 54, 55016-563-2, € 6,90 Buy now

Aarre Merikanto:
-Lieder ohne Worte Op. 2, 55016-595-3, € 5,90 Buy now

Oskar Merikanto:
-Dance of the Fairies, 55016-566-3, € 5,90 Buy now
-Melancholie & Scherzo, 55016-620-2, € 5,90 Buy now
-Minä olen yksin Op. 56, 55016-621-9, € 5,90 Buy now
-Nuorisolle (Suite for youth) Op. 92, 55016-600-4, € 7,90 Buy now
-Surumarssi Z. Topeliuksen kuoleman johdosta Op. 92, 55016-619-6, € 5,90 Buy now

Usko Meriläinen:
Tre notturni, 55016-599-1, € 5,90 Buy now

Selim Palmgren:
-Prélude, Illusion & Etude Op. 1, 55016-587-8, € 5,90 Buy now
-Suite Op. 3, 55016-588-5, € 8,90 Buy now

Sulho Ranta:
-Kesäisiä päiviä (Summer Pictures suite) Op. 78, 55016-596-0, € 6,90 Buy now
-Toccata, Adagio & Fuga Op. 50, 55016-597-7, € 5,90 Buy now

Matti Rautio:
-Suita per piano, 55016-598-4, € 8,90 Buy now

Ahti Sonninen:
-Suite from the ballet Pessi & Illusia, 55016-565-6, € 10,90 Buy now

FOR PIANO 4 HANDS:

Rikhard Faltin (arr.):
-Porilaisten marssi, 55016-607-3, € 4,90 Buy now

Emil Genetz (arr. Merikanto):
-Herää Suomi!, 55016-612-7, € 4,90 Buy now

Erkki Melartin:
-Marionnettes suite Op. 1, 55016-608-0, € 9,90 Buy now

Oskar Merikanto:
-Hungarian march Op. 46, 55016-609-7, € 4,90 Buy now
-Valse mélancolique, 55016-611-0, € 4,90 Buy now

Fredrik Pacius:
-Suomen laulu & Maamme, 55016-610-3, € 2,90 Buy now

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The volume G of the Colourstrings Violin ACB tutors by Géza Szilvay studies every position of the violin in a separate volume. It offers art-pedagogical material in order to read confidently in the positions, to master the shifting movements and to understand why and when to use a particular position.
Book G3 (Fourth position) 55011-596-5, 37,50 € Buy now
Book G4 (Fifth position) 55011-597-2, 37,50 € Buy now
Piano accompaniments for books G3 & G4 55011-693-1, 38,50 € Buy now

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Concert Overture is a 12-minute work for small orchestra. Sibelius conducted the premiere performance in Turku, Finland in April 1900. The work has not been performed since the first years of the 20th century. Concert Overture has its origins in stage work ”Jungfrun i tornet”, and is in a way hidden inside of the stage music. Conductor and scholar Tuomas Hannikainen discovered the existence of the overture during his research in 2019. He has edited and reconstructed the work.
Study score 55011-734-1, 24,50 € Buy now

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Post-Tarrega Stress Funk (2020) is a whirlwind showcase piece for the guitar. Exceptionally demanding technically, it was composed for the guitar virtuoso Otto Tolonen, who premiered the work at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in february 2020. A download link to practice score is included in the printed version.
55011-732-7, 21,20 € Buy now
Also available as downloadable pdf edition:
55016-590-8, 21,20 € Buy now

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This raucous and technically somewhat challenging suite for clarinet and piano is a musical portrait gallery of the Seven Brothers by playwright Aleksis Kivi. They all get musical pictures played by Aapeli, a character also appearing in the play. The solo part is available both in B-flat and E-flat transpositions.
55011-733-4, 16,50 € Buy now

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Often referred as the "romantic modernist", Lars Karlsson has followed his own distinctive route on the Finnish contemporary music scene. Two spiritual songs have been composed in a span of over 40 years.
55011-731-0, 14,50 € Buy now

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The work for solo violin (1994) opens with Bach-like Vivace followed by a singing Larghetto. The final Allegro has an energetic character which on account of its melody and its clusters of chords is reminiscent of Bartók's violin compositions.
55011-724-2, 12,50 € Buy now

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The vast vocal work of Ilkka Kuusisto has numerous masterpieces which we are bringing to public knowledge.

Viisi laulua Helena Anhavan runoihin (Five Songs to poems by H. Anhava) for mezzo-soprano & piano (1993) includes various styles from ragtime to waltz and gentle ballade to Finnish texts.
55011-727-3, 14,50 € Buy now

Do not stand at my grave and weep for soprano & piano (2020) where the powerful poem of anonymous writer consoles at the moment of seemingly absolute loss, supported by beautiful vocal line.
55011-728-0, 10,00 € Buy now

Käytännön filosofiaa pienille punamuurahaisille (Practical philosophy to small red ants) for voice & piano (1976) includes five philosophical songs with natural touch to poems (in Finnish) by Kari Saviniemi.
55011-729-7, 14,50 € Buy now

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Christmas Suite for soprano, trumpet (or piccolo trumpet or flugelhorn) and organ was commissioned by the Swedish congregation of Espoo in 1999 to celebrate the new millennium. The texts (in Swedish) include Medieval prayers praising Mary and Psalm 96. Duration 16 min.
Score & trumpet part 55011-730-3, 24,90 € Buy now

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Seppo Pohjola composed his fifth string quartet in winter 2018. He was inspired to write it by a visit to the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam the previous year, where he was greatly impressed by the vast, comprehensive retrospective and especially the horrifyingly honest self-portraits. The soft opening tones bear an instruction alluding to Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht string sextet: the quiet music must be richly shaded. Dur. 20 minutes.
Score & parts 55011-689-4, 39,90 € Buy now

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NEWS & EVENTS

Paavo Heininen died on 18 January 2022. His unparallel creativity and intellect will be greatly missed. Heininen was a prolific composer whose oeuvre ranges from solo pieces and chamber music to large-scale works such as the operas The Knife and The Damask Drum. He is also known for his valuable work as Professor of Composition at the Sibelius Academy.
Heininen's work as a symphonist was an essential part of his career. He composed two symphonies (Nos. 7 and 8) and several other pieces during recent years. Many of them have not been premiered yet such as the eight symphony which was to be his last. Heininen also wrote duos for every orchestral instrument and piano as well as six string quartets. His enthusiasm and passion were also directed to other forms of art, especially literature.

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Kalevi Aho’s new concertos will receive premieres in February-March 2022. First in the pipeline is the Piccolo Clarinet Concerto ‘Simplicus simplicissimus’ on 24.2. by the Kuopio City Orchestra. The Helsinki Philharmonic will premiere the Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra on 11.3. and the Concerto for Alto Flute and Strings will be heard on 17.3. in Skopje, Macedonia. The Lahti Symphony will premiere Aho’s Concerto for Viola, Percussion and Orchestra on 31 March.

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Herman Rechberger (1947-2022) was born in Linz, Austria. He moved to Finland in 1970 and soon made a name for himself as a composer and performing artist. Rechberger radiated positive energy, warm humour and enthusiasm. Being near him was an uplifting experience. He was an explorer and a Renaissance figure who was familiar with music of different historical eras and geographical regions. This extensive knowledge was reflected in his works ranging from solo pieces to large-scale works such as the Heartbeat Concerto (Colpe de Corazón) and the opera …Nunc et semper…. His oeuvre includes also choral pieces, chamber music and orchestral works including three symphonies, which still await for their world premiere. Rechberger also wrote books on African, Arabian and Balkan music.

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Jyväskylän Oopperan ohjelmistossa on yksi kotimaisen oopperan suosituimpia teoksia, Joonas Kokkosen Viimeiset kiusaukset (libretto: Lauri Kokkonen). Rooleissa mm. Mika Kares, Petri Lindroos, Johanna Rusanen ja Jaakko Ryhänen. Jyväskylä Sinfoniaa johtaa Ville Matvejeff. Katso esityspäivät täältä.
The big operatic event at the turn of the year is Jyväskylä Opera’s staging of Joonas Kokkonen’s The Last Temptations in no fewer than 10 performances. Cast in the leading roles are Mika Kares, Petri Lindroos, Johanna Rusanen and Jaakko Ryhänen. The Jyväskylä Sinfonia will be conducted by Ville Matvejeff. See performance dates here.

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Fennica Gehrman received the Finnish Music Export Award. This award by Music Finland was presented by Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs. According to the jury the company is a pioneer in the export of Finnish classical and contemporary music with its long-term efforts in music publishing and for the internationalization of Finnish composers and contemporary music.

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Juhani Nuorvala celebrated his 60th birthday with a concert of chamber and instrumental music. Titled 60 Minutes, the concert was held in Helsinki on 9.12. with a programme that included the brand-new The Five Chords that Shook My World for piano performed by Emil Holmström and the Concertino in a version for electric kantele played by Eija Kankaanranta. Nuorvala was also Composer in Residence at the recent Rusk Festival postponed from 2020. There were also some premieres at this festival in Pietarsaari.

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The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s commission series Helsinki Variations presented works by Seppo Pohjola and Kimmo Hakola. Pohjola's Juuret (Roots) was premiered on 24 November and Kimmo Hakola's Wake! received its premiere on 8. December with Susanna Mälkki conducting. According to Hakola his work is a proclamation for our time that awakens humanity to live more responsibly and bury the selfishness that destroys lives. Both concerts are available on HKO Screen.

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Rantala's exciting opera commission Die Zaubermelodika was premiered at the Komische Oper Berlin on 24. October. A sequel to Mozart's Magic Flute, the new opera features the same cast with a comic Rantala twist to the libretto by Minna Lindgren. The opera was met with an enthusiastic audience and reviews, which praised that the opera was a successful, delighful combination of musical, jazz and opera. 

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Der unveröffentlichte Film der Eva Braun (The unpublished tape of Eva Braun) by Pasi Lyytikäinen received several performances during the autumn season. This short monologue opera is a highly entertaining show: an absurd, surreal description of the aging Eva Braun tracing her life, choices, regrets and forgotten dreams. The music moves forward with a drive and includes catchy stylistic allusions: folk songs, marches and jazzy schlagers in cabaret style. See a video clip.

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COMPOSERS & WORKS

 

Click here to go to our composers page where you will find information and sound samples about composers whose works we represent. Included is also a list of anniversaries and repertoire tips. Our catalogue covers a broad spectrum of contemporary and classical music from Finland and Estonia. We also represent works by Shostakovich, Prokofieff and Khachaturian in Finland.


Yhdessä pianolla
sai alkunsa tekijöiden innosta kehittää pianonsoiton ryhmätunteja: luoda uutta materiaalia yhdessä soitettavaksi sekä tarjota monipuolista ja luovaa näkökulmaa muusikkouteen vapaan säestyksen, improvisoinnin ja säveltämisen kautta. Kirjan kappaleet koostuvat tuttujen kansanlaulujen ja klassisen musiikin teosten sovituksista sekä uusista sävellyksistä. Mukana melodia-, sävel- ja rytmikortit, joita voi käyttää improvisointi- ja sävellystehtävissä tai apuvälineenä rytmien ja nuottien opetteluun vaikkapa muistipeliä pelaten. Kirjalla on oma YouTube -kanava, ja kappaleita pääsee kuulemaan myös QR-koodeilla. Oppilaan kirja / Opettajan opas


Paris Impressions is Heikki Sarmanto's inspiring and lovely piano album! These 20 jazzy pieces are full of nostalgia and love for Paris in improvised variations. Buy now
See sample pages:
Les Lilas
Les Bouquinistes
Foire du Trone


Around the World in 30 Pit-Stops / Maailman ympäri 30 biisissä
is Sami Juntunen's collection of exciting piano pieces designed to cast you into a whirl-pool of world music with rhythms, harmonies and melodies of different cultural and geographical regions. Watch the videos in Youtube! / Buy now
Remember also Gettin' into Groove (Rytmimusiikin etydejä) by Juntunen - a 154-page book and a treasure trove for pianists who want to play soul, blues boogie-woogie, funk, disco etc. Buy now


Ihanuuksien ihmemaa on
Jukka Nykäsen ihastusta herättänyt pianosovitusten kokoelma
, jonka tyylilajit liikkuvat ennakkoluulottomasti iloitellen musiikin historiassa. Tämä kokoelma vie sydämesi! Osta verkkokaupasta / Esipuhe / Sisältö / Näytesivuja: Karjalan kunnailla - Romanssi (Fougstedt) - Hyljätyn valitus - Suvivirsi

PERFORMANCES

Soloist Jyväskylän Ooppera/Jyväskylä Sinfonia/ c. Ville Matvejeff

Teatteri, Jyväskylä (Finland)

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Nederlands Dans Theater/ c. Matthew Rowe

Amare, Den Haag (Netherlands)

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Nederlands Dans Theater/ c. Matthew Rowe

Amare, Den Haag (Netherlands)

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Nederlands Dans Theater/ c. Matthew Rowe

Amare, Den Haag (Netherlands)

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Soloist Jyväskylän Ooppera/Jyväskylä Sinfonia/ c. Ville Matvejeff

Teatteri, Jyväskylä (Finland)

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Soloist Jyväskylän Ooppera/Jyväskylä Sinfonia/ c. Ville Matvejeff

Teatteri, Jyväskylä (Finland)

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